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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Update on China's Espionage

It's time for Americans to wake up and realize that China is not just a trading partner in the new era of globalism, but is an enemy determined to become the world's number-one superpower, and that China is using U.S. money, outright theft of our intellectual property, and espionage to achieve that goal.

The chairman of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee has accused China of industrial cyberespionage against the U.S., calling it "brazen and widespread theft of intellectual property." Rep. Mike Rogers of Michigan also said: "China's economic espionage has reached an intolerable level. Beijing is waging a massive war on all of us, and [the U.S. and its allies] should band together and pressure them to stop." Congressman Rogers said that many U.S. companies privately say they have been victims of China's cyber spying, but they remain silent "for fear of provoking further Chinese attacks."

Former CIA Director Michael Hayden agreed with Rogers' criticism, and argued for more transparency as well. Hayden said, "I think this information is horribly overclassified inside the government." He thinks it is so unfortunate that U.S. agencies won't talk about cyber issues.

A new Pentagon report states that China is pursuing Marxist global ambitions, and that China's tremendous military investments are destabilizing. China's own White Paper provides evidence of its global ambitions.. Last year, China expanded relations with 150 countries in order to collect information and build partnerships. China is developing a nationwide missile defense system. Our Pentagon's annual report to Congress warns that China's growing military power will make China the "defining feature of the strategic landscape of the early 21st century."

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